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Sara

Platek

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Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Jamestown, N.C.
High School: Ragsdale

Bio

2018-19 T&F: Participated in five outdoor events … at the Battle of the Blues (4/6), set a personal record in the 3000m with a time of 9:32.14, finishing in first place … finished fourth with a PR time of 16:27.28 in the 5000m at the Duke Invitational (4/19) … ran the 1500m at the Virginia Grand Prix (4/26) and finished third after recording a personal best time of 4:27.82 … finished 29th (16:53.86) in the 5000m at the NCAA Division I East Region Preliminary Rounds (5/23).

2018-19 XC: Competed in two meets … at the Joe Piane finished the 5K in 17:25.4 and placed 26th … ran the 6K at the ACC Championships with a time of 21:58.4 (10/26).

2017-18: Redshirted 2017 fall season.

Prior to Duke: Lettered four years in track and field and cross country under Anne Popek at Ragsdale High School…4A Cross Country All State in 2013, 2014, and 2016 as well as the state runner up during her senior year…Five time conference athlete of the year and four time Guilford County Cross Country Champion…Foot Locker Cross Country Finalist in 2016…4A State Champion in the indoor 3200m in 2016 and 2017…New Balance Indoor Freshmen Mile Champion…New Balance Indoor Nationals All-American in the two mile in 2016 and in the 5,000m in 2017…4A State Runner-up in the outdoor 3,200m in her junior year…New Balance Outdoor Nationals All-American in the two mile in 2015…Member of the National Honors Society, the HOPE (Help Our Planet Earth) Club and the Wounded Warriors Organization…Peer tutor at Ragsdale High School as well as tutoring fifth graders on a weekly basis at a local elementary school.

Personal: Daughter of Allen and Mary Platek…Born October 20, 1998…Has one brother, Michael and two sisters, Kellyn and Tessa…Older sister Tessa was a member of North Carolina’s rowing team.

Duke Cross Country PR
5k – 17:25.4 (9/28/2018)
6k –  21:58.4 (10/26/2018)

Duke Outdoor PR
3000m – 9:32.14 (4/6/2019)
5000m – 16:26.28 (4/19/2019)
1500m –  4:27.82 (4/26/2019)

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